Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

69 Ratings
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

534 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2018
United States

(303) 861-0347

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Added by Mebuzzard on 09-14-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
25
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by sulldaddy:
Photo of sulldaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was our first stop when in town for GABF. It was about 5 blocks from our hotel so a leisurely stroll over for a late lunch early dinner (4:00ish). Very easy to find as it is right on the main drag. We walked in and were greeted by a hostess and we could sit anywhere we want. Place has been open for only a month. Still doing some decorating etc. There is a smaller room to the left of the door, a standard rectangular bar with about 15-20 stools in the center-left and the rest of the room is booths and table chair combos. Lots of red brick wall and interesting ceiling decor. The walls are a little sparse, but I think this will be covered up. There were about 15 taps all belgians except one local, 1554 from New Belgium. The bottle list is similar in size maybe a few more. ONe member of our crew did have trouble finding a bottle, his first two choices were out. All drafts come in the proper and logoed glassware, nice touch. bottles have standard tulip or chalice type glasses.
The food is some pub grub with a mix of salads, snadwiches and soups, of course fries and mussels as well. I had a turkey reuben which was nicely done and came with an ample amount for fries. All others were happy with their food and beer choices. The service was very friendly and even though slow when we arrived there was no hovering which was also nice. I think with some wall decor (pictures, breweriana) this place will be a nice spot to hit up. The neighborhood may be on the edge of shady, so perhaps not the best spot for last call? Not sure on that just observations. Ask a local to confirm. I would highly recommend checking this place out. the beers are pricey, but Belgians usually are, $6-12 bottle or draft is the range for most.
Check it out, I am sure it will only get better as they are open longer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Stopped by during my Denver beer tour.

Not much vibe to the place, just a random square room with some tables about. No energy to the place at all.

Lots of Belgian styles / sourz / bbl-aged stuff on the menu. Bartender not very helpful with explanation of brewery and/or styles. Sensed quite a bit of attitude from her and was quite a Debbie downer. Seemed as if she'd rather be anywhere else except behind the bar serving customers.

Had a few beers (I think that were local, I didn't get much info) that weren't very good and deemed it time to move on to another place I'd actually enjoy. Prices are pretty high for the area, didn't see any specials/happy hours either.

If you're into obscure Belgian styles as a priority in your bar experience, I guess this is your place. Not so much for me.

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Photo of GLWilson
3/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We went to the Cheeky Monk on Colfax, Denver, Co. for dinner (03/02). The atmosphere was nice, clean restaurant, food was very good. It was not very crowded. About 4-5 tables had guests. The service was absolutely horrible. While our waitress was very sweet, she really needs to be in a different type of career. The table had no salt/pepper, no napkins or utensils prior to ordering. There were 4 in our group. It took forever for the food to come out. When it did, 3 of the 4 people got their food and not all of their order. Soup was missing. When she brought the soup out, she neglected to bring a spoon, so we had to wait again to get hers' or anybody's attention to get one. The fourth person ordered Fish & Chips. Somehow it either didn't get ordered or ? When it did finally come out, no appology, no discount, nothing. Also the salad did not have any dressing on it. So again we had to wait to get that. We did order an appetizer which she brought out with the main course. Even though the food was good, we won't be back and will share our experience with friends.
thanks, (her name is Christina F.)

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Photo of chiefbender
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.86/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Joey2timer
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

good belgian tap and bottle list, good food but the service sucks. waitied for like 30 mins when it was not even bussy and had to walk out.

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Photo of sudski77
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Griep
5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mmmmmmmmm Belgiany. Yes me likey!

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Photo of Irishace9
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DahWag
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Spike-likes-beer
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Trythevealchild
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of yemenmocha
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Stopped by while in Denver because it was the only bar I could track down Pliny on tap. It was empty on a Sunday afternoon. I have to say I was pretty astonished by the price of some of the regular trappist beers, and unimpressed by the tap and bottle selection. The bartender was really friendly though, and it is a bright and pleasant place for a beer. On my way out there was a street brawl on Colfax with about 20 high schoolers (half fighting, half recording on their phones).

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Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of eaglefreak
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Summer92
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
4.05 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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